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Chocolate Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars 

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Chocolate Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars combine a delicious chocolate crust with a fluffy chocolate cheesecake layer that is then topped with more chocolate cake mix that is sprinkled on the top. It is the perfect combination of chocolate cake and cheesecake all in one bite! 

Chocolate Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars 

Chocolate and cheesecake are my weakness so these chocolate cake mix cheesecake bars are one of the most irresistible desserts that I have on my site! These are so easy to make too! 

If you are a lover of everything chocolate then you are going to love these as well as it creates a cake-like crust with a rich chocolate cheesecake layer that is topped with even more chocolate. In less than 30 minutes you will have a rich chocolate treat to enjoy! 

Chocolate Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars

If you love chocolate, our chocolate chip dip and our chocolate sweet rolls are a must to put on your dessert menu! 

What supplies will I need to make this recipe?

  • 9×13 baking pan
  • Mixer
  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing bowls
  • Scraper spatula

How to Make Chocolate Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9×13 baking pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir together chocolate cake mix, vegetable oil and 1 egg. It should be a crumbly consistency. Set aside 1 cup of the mixture for later.

Chocolate Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars
  • Pat the chocolate crumb mixture into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  • Add the cream cheese to a large mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer on low speed until smooth. Add sugar, cocoa powder, 1 egg and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.

  • Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over the chocolate crust in the baking pan.

  • Sprinkle reserved 1 cup of chocolate crumb mixture evenly on top. 

  • Bake for 18 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely before cutting into bars.

Chocolate Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars
  • To serve, drizzle with chocolate sundae sauce and top with vanilla ice cream, if desired.
Chocolate Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Please note you are not making the cake mix according to the box, you are just using the cake mix powder in this recipe. 
  • You can use any variety of chocolate cake mix that you prefer. Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix is our favorite.
  • I recommend using regular cream cheese when you are making these chocolate cream bars. This recipe was not tested using light cream cheese. 
  • You can substitute canola oil for vegetable oil if you prefer. 
  • You do not need to wait for the crust to cool before adding the next layer. You can start making the cheesecake filling when the crust comes out of the oven. 
Chocolate Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars

Storage

You will want to store your leftover Chocolate Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars in an airtight container in the fridge. These will last up to 3 days. 

Can you freeze Chocolate Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars?

Yes, you can freeze these! Make them according to the directions and then let them completely cool. Once cooled, individually wrap and freeze. When you are ready to enjoy, remove the selected amount and enjoy. These will last up to 3 months in the freezer. 

Can I use other varieties of cake mix when making Chocolate Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars?

Yes, try other varieties of cake mix! You can use other varieties of chocolate or you can use other flavors like lemon, strawberry, vanilla, or red velvet. 

If you opt for a nonchocolate variety you will want to omit the cocoa powder in the cheesecake layer. 

chocolate cake mix cheesecake bars

Can I mix in other ingredients?

Yes, you can mix in several different tasty treats! Try adding:

Chocolate chips
Chopped mint pieces
Chopped walnuts
Chopped pecans

Chocolate Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Chocolate Cake Mix Cheesecake Bars combine a delicious chocolate crust with a fluffy chocolate cheesecake layer that is then topped with more chocolate cake mix that is sprinkled on the top. It is the perfect combination of chocolate cake and cheesecake all in one bite!

Ingredients

  • 1 box (15.25oz) chocolate cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x13 baking pan and set it aside.
    In a large bowl, stir together chocolate cake mix, vegetable oil, and 1 egg. It should be a crumbly consistency. Set aside 1 cup of the mixture for later.
    Pat the chocolate crumb mixture into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
    Add the cream cheese to a large mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer on low speed until smooth. Add sugar, cocoa powder, 1 egg, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
    Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over the chocolate crust in the baking pan.
    Sprinkle reserved 1 cup of the chocolate crumb mixture evenly on top.
    Bake for 18 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely before cutting into bars.
    To serve, drizzle with chocolate sundae sauce and top with vanilla ice cream if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 225mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g

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